Storm shelters may be placed above ground/in slab in garage or underground. All Storm Shelters require a permit.
Underground Storm Shelters have a minimum setback from the rear of the property line of 3’. Minimum setback from side property line is 3’. Minimum setback from house is 5’.
Above Ground Storm Shelters are to be installed in garage slab. If cutting into garage slab – for post tension foundation, an engineered letter is required, stating the cutting and re-stretching of cables was performed properly. This must be present at final.
- Submittal Requirements: Residential Alteration Permit Application, Site Plan, and engineered construction plans (if above ground).
- Plans: Plans may be submitted online electronically or in person with paper plans. Two copies of all plans are required for paper submittal.
- Fees $95, if under 120 Sqft
- Download the permit application